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Creating the Perfect At-Home Oasis

COVID-19 has forced us to spend more time in our homes, for better or for worse. these days, our homes double as offices, schools, and sometimes even religious spaces. Knowing this makes it necessary to turn our homes into serene livable spaces. These changes don’t have to be grand or expensive, so keep reading for three things you can do to make your home feel more like a spa or an oasis than a house.

1. Start a home garden.

Keeping a houseplant or two in your home can be a great, inexpensive way to make your home more peaceful. No matter how big or small your living space, you can always find a plant to fit your space. Besides sprucing up your home, an indoor plant can be great for your wellness as studies show that houseplants can improve your overall health by alleviating symptoms of depression and stress. Additionally, when taken up as a hobby, gardening can alleviate symptoms of loneliness by allowing us to have something to nurture and care for, especially when your plants begin to bloom and show signs of life.

If you’re looking to get an indoor plant and have no idea where to begin, the Croton Petra can be a great start. This tropical plant instantly accents any room with its varicolored foliage. Its colorful leaves let out warm dark green, yellow, and pink hues in the presence of bright light or a bright spot. Besides being an easy houseplant to care for, it can help purify the air and consequently create a peaceful, clean space.

2. Make your backyard your haven.

If you’re never excited to spend time in your backyard, there are a ton of things that you can do to spruce it up. Chief among these things is installing either a backyard swimming pool, a spa, an outdoor kitchen, or a firepit, to mention a few.

Additionally, if you own your home and are planning to sell it in the future, having a spa or swimming pool installed can improve the value of your home. This can also earn you some extra cash during the house sale. Alternatively, if you’re planning to leave the house to your kids, they can turn it into a rental and make some cash from it.

Customizing the pool of your dreams can be the best gift you give your home this year. Building the pool of your dreams is delicate work, and to do this, you will need to enlist the services of a certified pool builder. Before selecting a pool contractor, ask for referrals from friends and family, or better yet, consult the Better Business Bureau online directory to find a certified pool builder in your area.

If you’re in South Florida and looking for new pool builders Bradenton FL, Olympus Pools are your best bet. They are swimming pool contractors with years of experience in the pool construction industry. Knowing this, you can trust them to transform your outdoor living space into an oasis of calm and enviable beauty.

3. Add more light to your interior.

While natural light is not available to all homes, there are some tricks you can apply to fake it. The first thing you can do is brighten up your space with white light. Consider adding an ivory-colored rag in your dining area for instance, or in an area of your house that does not receive enough light. The effect of this is that it will reflect the light from your ceiling and brighten up your space, giving the illusion that your space has lots of light.

Further to this, consider having multiple sources of light and at different height points. For instance, instead of only relying on your overhead bulb to light your entryway, consider lighting a candle and set it atop your entryway console table. Not only will this heighten the ambiance of your space, but it will also make your house feel more cozy and welcoming.